FEB 9, 2014. The much anticipated Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge opened to traffic on Sunday, February 9, the day after a series of events commemorating this landmark transportation project. The new, 2,770-foot bridge carries Interstate 70 over the Mississippi River and will greatly reduce congestions and improve safety in the area. CMT served as project managers for the I-70 Interchange that connects to the bridge on the Missouri side of the river and for the approach work on the Illinois side.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn were among the dignitaries on hand for the bridge opening ceremonies.
“This is more than a bridge – it is a road to opportunity for the thousands of people in Illinois and Missouri who have long deserved a faster and safer way to get to work and home again,” Foxx said.
Despite below freezing temperatures, the day also featured a 6K run and bike ride across the newly constructed bridge. CMT’s Greg Law, PE, who served as project manager for the I-70 Interchange project, was in attendance to witness the culmination of years of hard work.
“This is the type of project that can define a career. I’m very proud of the work that CMT accomplished to help make this day possible. I’m also grateful that both MoDOT (Missouri Department of Transportation) and IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation) trusted us to play a role on such an important transportation project,” Law said.